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Nikon D3200 Digital Field Guide

Alan Hess

ISBN: 978-1-118-53905-7 September 2012 320 Pages


A colorful, portable guide to all the features of Nikon's D3200 dSLR

The Nikon D3200 dSLR camera is packed with fabulous features like a 24-megapixel sensor, full HD video capability with fulltime autofocus, and 4 frames-per-second continuous shooting mode. This full-color guide provides instructions for all the buttons, dials, modes, and menus plus a refresher course in photography basics. It illustrates the essentials of lighting, composition, and exposure with plenty of examples, and author Alan Hess, veteran concert photographer, even includes professional tips on improving portraits, candids, sports and travel photos, and much more.

Sized to fit in a camera bag, the book includes a bonus gray and color checker card to help dSLR newcomers capture perfect white balance and color every time.

  • Nikon's exciting D3200 dSLR offers a 24-megapixel sensor, full HD (1080p) video recording with fulltime autofocus and 4 fps high-speed continuous shooting mode, and a host of other features
  • This full-color guide, in a portable 6 x 9-inch trim explains all the camera's settings, buttons, menus, and modes with step-by-step directions
  • Explains how to choose lenses, adjust white balance, use autofocus, and manage exposure
  • Author and professional photographer Alan Hess provides advice on improving your candids, portraits, sports and travel photos, macro photography, and more, with exquisite examples
  • Includes a gray and color checker card to help you achieve perfect color

Nikon D3200 Digital Field Guide is your new Nikon's best friend. Take it everywhere you take your camera and have expert advice at your fingertips.

Introduction xxi

QT: Quick Tour 1

CHAPTER 1: Exploring the Nikon D3200 9

CHAPTER 2: The Nikon D3200 Essentials 31

CHAPTER 3: Setting Up the Nikon D3200 65

CHAPTER 4: Lenses and Accessories 95

CHAPTER 5: All About Lighting 121

CHAPTER 6: Exposure and Composition 143

CHAPTER 7: The Live View Mode and Video Basics 165

CHAPTER 8: Using the Nikon D3200 179

CHAPTER 9: Viewing and Editing In-camera 225

APPENDIX A: Postproduction 247

APPENDIX B: Accessories 263

APPENDIX C: How to Use the Gray Card and Color Checker 273

Glossary 275

Index 280